Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a contractor and a construction-industry writer. She enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their five Saint Bernard "children."

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MAY 17, 2018 | THURSDAY
8 One-Hour Projects That Can Make Your Home Look New Again

With today's busy schedules, it can be tough to find the time to take on lengthy home improvement projects. But you don’t have to dedicate your entire summer vacation to home maintenance ...

MAY 16, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Tile Countertops

Unlike natural stone, laminate, or solid surface (made of mineral dust and resins), tile offers endless creative possibilities for your kitchen countertop—from simple square patterns to e...

MAY 16, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
11 Lies You Can't Tell When Selling Your Home

Selling your house can be a high-stress undertaking. You want potential buyers to see your home at its best, so you might wonder whether you really need to disclose every little thing tha...

All You Need to Know About Loamy Soil

While you may be concerned with watering or fertilizing during the growing season, are you giving your soil consideration? Loam—a particularly desirable combination of different soil comp...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Install Shiplap

Homeowners can’t seem to get enough of the shiplap look! The on-trend design that mimics historic shiplap—the horizontal planks used on the exterior of ships—is transforming bland walls i...

MAY 7, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Signs You're Paying Too Much for Your Mortgage

Taking out a home mortgage is a rite of passage for many Americans. According to real estate authority Zillow, fewer than a quarter of buyers pay with cash; the rest receive financing fro...

MAY 3, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Buying Land

If you hope to build your dream house or even a getaway cabin, you’ve probably been thinking about finding the perfect piece of property. You may have already started looking, only to lea...

The One Kind of Bug You Want in Your Garden

If you’re like most gardeners, you spend an inordinate amount of time (and chemicals) trying to banish bugs that could destroy your harvest and strip your colorful blooms. While you can p...

MAY 1, 2018 | TUESDAY
What's the Difference? Vinyl vs. Engineered Wood Siding on Sheds

Sheds perform a number of functions, from storing tools and lawn equipment to serving as a child's playhouse. Whatever the purpose of your backyard building, if you want it to withsta...

APRIL 27, 2018 | FRIDAY
Solved! What Size Bathroom Fan Best Supports Your Space

Q: We recently bought a beautiful old house, but the former owners never installed a vent fan in the bathroom. After a shower, the mirror is completely fogged and the walls are wet to the...